Barry Bonds will almost certainly never play again, his agent said today, finally admitting what had seemed a fait accompli. “If there was any chance he'd be back in a major-league uniform, it would have happened by now,” Jeff Borris tells the San Francisco Chronicle. “When 2008 came around, I couldn't get him a job. When 2009 came around, I couldn't get him a job. Now, 2010 ... I'd say it's nearly impossible. It's an unfortunate ending to a storied career.”
Bonds hasn’t officially retired, and has said many times that he won’t, so he could suit up if he gets a call. He was productive in 2007, leading the league in on-base percentage (.480) and walks (132), while hitting .276 with 28 homers. “I’m sure if they gave him two weeks in a cage, he’d be hitting amongst the best in the game right now,” says Borris. But the steroid controversy, and attendant indictment, has kept teams away.